Call for Applications
NOTICE: THE DEADLINE FOR
APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 1, 2017.
Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early career
faculty currently working with or who have an interest in pursuing
basic and applied research to support detection of or protection
against high consequence livestock diseases are encouraged to
apply. Completed application packets (including letters of
support) are due on or before March 1, 2017.
Read the information below for eligibility requirements and
Participant applications will be accepted until March 1,
2017. Selected trainees will complete the required
paperwork (please see below for more information) and complete the
online training requirements. During the Summer of 2018, trainees
will engage in hands-on training at Texas A&M University
(College Station, Texas, USA), University of Texas Medical Branch
at Galveston (Galveston, Texas, USA), Colorado State University
(Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA), and the Agricultural Research Council
- Veterinary Research Institute (Onderstepoort, South Africa).
Upon acceptance as a trainee into the program, payment of a
non-refundable $2,000 certificate fee and $30 processing fee is
required. Training certificate costs (online curriculum materials,
experiential course materials, and 3 weeks of travel to national
and international experiential training sites) are provided by the
Bench to Shop program.
1) Submit your application and needed
documents online using the links above by March 1,
2017. Ensure that letters of support are also submitted
via email by this deadline.
2) Applications will be competitively reviewed
by a selection committee of experts in this field, and the top
applicants of each category (e.g., graduate student, post-doctoral
fellow, or early-career faculty) will be notified of their
advancement to finalists.
3) Finalists will be interviewed by a
4) A cohort of training participants will then
be notified of either their selection to the training program or of
their inclusion on a training program wait list. In the event that
a training participant is not able to fulfill all requirements or
participate in the entirety of the program, the next person on the
wait list will be offered a position in the program.
Prior to entering any of the laboratories at the training
locations, all participants will need to complete required online
training specific to that facility. This includes biosafety and
biosecurity training, as well as the online modules included in
this training program.
Because a portion of the experiential training will be located
in South Africa, all trainees are required to have current rabies